Eric K. Hoffer

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The authors report a case of a 16-year-old girl who presented with a 1-week history of progressive low-back pain, buttock paresthesias, and bilateral lower extremity pain and weakness. Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and MR venography studies of her lumbar spine revealed engorgement of the epidural venous plexus and mild compression of the cauda equina. A(More)
BACKGROUND Active and passive theories have been advanced to explain splenomegaly and cytopenias in liver disease. Dameshek proposed active downregulation of hematopoiesis. Doan proposed passive trapping of blood components in a spleen enlarged by portal hypertension. Recent findings do not support a passive process. DISCUSSION Cytopenias and splenomegaly(More)
Intrahepatic shunts between the portal and systemic venous systems with associated aneurysms are extremely rare. A middle aged woman presented with hepatic encephalopathy and was found to have two intrahepatic portosystemic venous shunts with associated aneurysms. Diagnosis was made by duplex ultrasound and was confirmed with contrast enhanced MRI.(More)
Ceriporiopsis subvermispora oxalate oxidase (CsOxOx) is the first bicupin enzyme identified that catalyzes manganese-dependent oxidation of oxalate. In previous work, we have shown that the dominant contribution to catalysis comes from the monoprotonated form of oxalate binding to a form of the enzyme in which an active site carboxylic acid residue must be(More)
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